[Movies] Fox Reportedly Finalizing Lead Roles For Fantastic Four Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.20.2014
Who will play the heroes?
Fox has is finalizing the four lead roles in their Fantastic Four reboot, with few of them as surprises. Variety reports that Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell and Michael B. Jordan will be playing the role of heroes on the titular team. Teller and Jordan, who have been rumored for quite some time, will (if all offers are accepted) be playing Reed Richards and Johnny Storm while Mara (House of Cards) has fully signed on to play Sue Storm. Bell is considered a lock to play the role of Ben Grimm, aka The Thing. Bell has done performance capture work before, specifically with The Adventures of Tintin, and one assumes he will do so as Ben also.
The trade notes that Teller and Bell are not fully signed on yet, but an offer is out to Teller and Bell's offer is all but confirmed. Teller and Mara tested for the roles back in November, with Jordan attached for some time. Bell came in after the script was given some tweaks.
Variety has confirmed that the Josh Trank-directed film will be based on the Ultimate universe version of Fantastic Four, which explains how twenty-six year-old Teller would be chosen for Reed. Fox is now planning to test actors for the lead villain.